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#1 of 7 Old 05-11-2006, 11:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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For those of you who make green smoothies, do you use just the juice from the greens or do you cut the greens and blend them?

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Hello!

We make them almost daily---I just throw in some fresh kale or spinach---I just wash it. You don't need to chop it or juice it.

They are sooooooooooo yummy!

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What are your favorite combinations? Our diet lately is abysmal. I want to get us on track this summer and incorporate as much raw food as possible, but have a 5-year-old boy who shuns anything green. I'm hoping smoothies would be a good start as he'll usually drink those.

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Well, I don't know how "green" my green smoothies are, and I've posted this a few times recently, but here goes ...

I have a 4.5-year-old boy who also is opposed to anything green in his diet. I sneak greens into him via smoothies and frozen smoothies. I often make HUGE batches of smoothie using whole bags of spinach, entire bunches of kale, broccoli, romaine lettuce, avocados and then adding berries, peaches, bananas, stevia and/or raw honey or maple syrup, egg yolks, coconut oil, kefir, fresh juice, etc. I also put a big dollop of high vitamin x-factor butter oil in my smoothies, but that's just me. Ummm, what else ... I sometimes substitute homemade yogurt for the kefir, and add more spring water to make a consistency that's drinkable. I get a lot of really good stuff into a smoothie, as my kids will drink them like they're chocolate milk and eat the frozen smoothie pops like ice cream.
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This is my favorite: blueberries, peaches,
strawberries, flax oil, spinach, lean greens powder, orange juice and
yogurt. YUM! My toddler loves this!

Someone recently posted about this yummy sounding smoothie :

"pina colada" smoothie: fresh pineapple, banana, coconut tofu or yogurt and orange juice
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Well, I don't know how "green" my green smoothies are, and I've posted this a few times recently, but here goes ...

I have a 4.5-year-old boy who also is opposed to anything green in his diet. I sneak greens into him via smoothies and frozen smoothies. I often make HUGE batches of smoothie using whole bags of spinach, entire bunches of kale, broccoli, romaine lettuce, avocados and then adding berries, peaches, bananas, stevia and/or raw honey or maple syrup, egg yolks, coconut oil, kefir, fresh juice, etc. I also put a big dollop of high vitamin x-factor butter oil in my smoothies, but that's just me. Ummm, what else ... I sometimes substitute homemade yogurt for the kefir, and add more spring water to make a consistency that's drinkable. I get a lot of really good stuff into a smoothie, as my kids will drink them like they're chocolate milk and eat the frozen smoothie pops like ice cream.

MMMMMM, that sounds yummi!!!

Ours is simple: bananas, strawberries, coconut oil, water, spirulina, barley grass, kamut.
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Here's mine: http://cookingnt.blogspot.com/2006/0...smoothies.html

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